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The Latest: India’s COVID-19 Deaths Approach 100,000 | World News

NEW DELHI — India’s COVID-19 fatalities are closing on 100,000 with another 1,095 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

The update by the Health Ministry on Friday raised India’s death toll to 99,773. Its reported deaths are low for a country with nearly 1.4 billion people and more than 6.3 million confirmed cases, but experts say it may not be counting many fatalities.

The ministry also reported 81,484 new cases.

Total cases jumped from 1 million in mid-July to more than 6 million in less than 2 1/2 months.

New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru are the main urban centers of the infections, accounting for one in every seven confirmed cases and one in every five deaths in the country.

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Washington Reports 6 Deaths, 594 Coronavirus Cases Thursday

SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Health reported six more deaths and 594 more confirmed coronavirus infections in their daily update Thursday afternoon.

Deaths Thursday were reported in Clark, Kitsap, Mason, Stevens, and Whatcom counties.

Six deaths per day has become fairy average in recent weeks, but nearly 600 confirmed cases may be cause for alarm in some counties. In their latest pandemic briefing Wednesday, health experts shared concerns that daily case counts are no longer on the decline and in fact some counties may be seeing an increase in transmissions.

In total, the latest update means 2,132 Washingtonians have been killed, and 88,116 coronavirus infections have been reported since the pandemic began. That means roughly 2.4 percent of all coronavirus infections are fatal in Washington.

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Maryland relaxes nursing home visitations as state records no virus deaths for first time since March

In a news conference Thursday, Hogan said the state will commit an additional $6 million to help nursing homes and assisted-living facilities pay for staff testing after some said they coudn’t afford the costs. He also said health officials are launching new guidelines to expand the use of rapid antigen tests, which could be used to screen visitors.

Maryland has recorded 2,155 deaths in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and group homes since the pandemic began, comprising more than half the state’s coronavirus fatalities. Those facilities have accounted for 15,798 reported cases in the state.

In Virginia and the District, indoor visits remain limited to situations in which a facility resident is close to death. Outdoor visits with masks and social distancing are allowed.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which regulates nursing homes nationwide, issued guidance in mid-September encouraging facilities to welcome visitors, including indoors, if they have not

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U.S. government tried to “intimidate” California county health department to keep poultry plant open after COVID deaths, director says

There have reportedly been tens of thousands of coronavirus cases at meat and poultry plants. More than 44,000 workers nationwide have tested positive for the virus, and more than 200 have died, according to the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an investigative nonprofit.

In late April, President Trump issued an executive order urging plants to stay open. Since then, CBS News has only been able to identify a couple of plants that were temporarily closed by government agencies due to COVID-19 outbreaks. One is the Foster Farms poultry plant in California’s Merced County.

Despite what it says was political pressure, the small county’s health department closed down the plant in Livingston for one week due to a COVID-19 outbreak that claimed some workers’ lives. 

One of those workers was Perla Meza’s 61-year-old father Filiberto, who she says worked unloading trucks at Foster Farms for years until he came down with

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New Jersey Veterans Homes Likely Failed to Acknowledge Covid-19 as Cause in Dozens of Deaths, Officials Say

A state-run nursing home for veterans in New Jersey failed to attribute nearly 40% of its likely Covid-19 deaths to the virus, according to the state’s own Department of Health.

The Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home, in Edison, N.J., attributed 62 deaths to the new coronavirus on the website of the state’s veterans’ affairs agency. But a Department of Health spokeswoman, Nancy Kearney, said late Wednesday that an additional 39 people probably died from the virus at the facility during a wave of infections there.

Another state-run veterans home, in Paramus, N.J., also likely had more Covid-19 deaths than the total it attributed to the virus, Ms. Kearney said. The likely undercount at the two facilities, among the deadliest in the state for the virus, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The findings show how publicly reported nursing home mortality figures can fail to reflect the true toll

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Montgomery County COVID-19 cases top 11K; deaths remain at 140

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and click on the

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and click on the “need to be tested” link. Fill out the information. A voucher will be emailed. Once you have the voucher, make an appointment at your choice of testing centers and get tested.

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Montgomery County continued a trend Wednesday with no new COVID-related deaths but added 50 new active cases for a total of 1,508.

Total number of cases in the county jumped to 11,092. The number of deaths related to the virus remained at 140, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.

Total hospitalizations, both county and noncounty residents, decreased by three to 41 with 11 of those patients in ICU.

The Montgomery County Public

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